Nicola is unstoppable with her commitment to supporting small businesses through running this wonderful shop.
As an artist who stocks in Eclectic, I continue to admire the smooth, efficient and proactive way Nicola runs the business. Her determination to drive local and new customers is always imaginative and this is continually shown in an increase in my sales and sales across the business, (I know this because Nicola sends multiple reports through the month, striving to help fellow businesses make the shop thrive!)
Her involvement with the Hanham High street community is paramount to a regular customer interest, with special seasonal events and campaigns to entertain and delight families and local residents. Recent accolades are so, so deserved - the feature in 2019 national Visa campaign, Small Business Saturday top 100 and shortlisted for micro business FSB 2020.
I love being a part of this shop; a growing, thriving and imaginative local Bristol business through-and-through.
David Smith, D W Smith & Company
Nicola has worked hard not just in her business, but for the good of the Hanham business community. As a fellow business owner on the High Street, I have seen first hand the difference Nicola has made within the local community through initiatives such as the Easter Egg Hunt, Pumpkin Trail and first ever Summer Fair as well promoting the whole street across the social media campaign. She’s had an enormously positive impact on the High Street.
I must be one of Nicola’s first customers. I was so pleased and excited when the shop opened and from the start it has been filled with a great range of lovely, unique things. Knowing that everything is designed and made within Bristol makes it all the more special.
Nicola curates the shop really well, there is always something new and interesting, and she keeps it feeling fresh. It’s my go-to place for cards and presents, and she always gives a warm welcome. I have seen how the shop has developed and attract new customers from a wide area. Nicola has done so much to bring a quality outlet to Hanham and I thank her for having the foresight to do that.
“Awesome local shop, participated in glass balloon making workshop such a lovely evening, I even found my creative side.”
“I love visiting the shop, always something new and unusual to see. A number of friends and I enjoyed a candle making workshop which was great fun. Eclectic has made Hanham High Street buck the trend and become a vibrant place to be.”
“Love love love Eclectic! I have never failed to find a fab gift for family members and friends and a cheeky few for me too! Nicola is so friendly and smiley and welcoming. The constant flow of new artists and makers, keeps the shop fresh and entices you in on a regular basis. All high streets need an Eclectic!”
“Excellent independent shop, they sell very lovely jewellery, pottery, cards, paintings, pictures etc - big selection of locally handmade gifts. Very welcoming and helpful owner. They also run workshops in the evenings which are fantastic.”
“Super little shop, so many things to see that you have to walk around at least twice.”
“The owner is wonderful and I could walk around the shop for hours, we are lucky to have it.”
“I have several beautiful pieces of art which were purchased from Eclectic - Nicola is always so helpful and I love being able to buy art from local artists and know the stories of the pieces on my walls.”
“Nicola does a great job supporting her local community and makers. With regular Easter, Halloween and Craft Events held, Eclectic really is the heart of the High Street. They have set the bar high! They are true role models for all local retailers.”
“I have beautiful jewellery, pictures that make me smile, stunning individual pieces of handcrafted ornaments and fun accessories all bought from Eclectic in Hanham!”
Abigail Clare Perret
“Such a lovely gift shop with some fabulous items and a super friendly owner".
“I have some lovely art. I was worried when you opened that there wouldn't be enough support for such an innovative store. I am really really pleased that you have succeeded in bringing Hanham back to life with your wonderful ever changing stock!”
“Eclectic, the place to go for special gifts and cards in Hanham. I have bought many gifts for friends and family (oh, and myself) and the feedback has always been great. Eclectic has been a fantastic addition to the High street. Thanks for everything you do.”
“Love this shop! It’s great for gifts for all recipients and occasions. I can’t resist a browse when I’m passing by and I generally end up buying something! Lovely staff too, who are welcoming, informative and are always happy to have a natter.”
“I adore this shop, always find a gift which is unique or a treat for myself or someone else. Have attended a balloon glass workshop and a Christmas tree glass workshop, I then organised a workshop for myself and some friends. Nicola is friendly and very helpful, all local makers, a shop which is full of wonderful and lovely items.”
“Lovely shop and items for sale. Excellent place to get something special and different. The saviour of Hanham High Street for me!!”
“I love coming here. Always such friendly service and lovely items. I've bought a range of times here from plants, a purse, glass bottle boards, soap... the list goes on. I'm so lucky to have this shop on my doorstep.”
“The shop lives up to its name - a wonderfully eclectic plethora of beautifully crafted items - all handmade by local makers. It’s a gem in east Bristol!”